Episode 33- Time Travel




Time travel can be tricky. Being a game master where players can travel to virtually any time or place can also be tricky, but rewarding if your players manage to punch a Nazi T-Rex in the face.  In this episode we sit down to discuss and compare TimeWatch and Continuum and the dos and don’ts of time travel.

Areas of Discussion: Current RPX campaigns being ran as well as our upcoming pilot episodes.Topics of discussion: Time travel, TimeWatch, Continuum, Behind Enemy Times (campaign), Aaron’s Masks campaign, why Chris hates time travel, pilot episodes.

Episode music:
Glueworm Evening Blues by Lobo Loco

Actual Play – Unknown Armies – Jingle All-Mart the Way

jingle all-mart
Per a conversation we had on the latest episode of Beyond the Wall of Patreon, Chris has devised a surreal Jingle All the Way UA scenario.
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 ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru the mart, not a customer was stirring, despite discount Paul Blart. The Day Shift had a truly busy day, true, but this left Darby, Ann and Mike with nothing to do. The night forecast to be nothing more than a bore, but then three strange customers entered the store…
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Aaron – Abe – Beloved gutter mage from a yet to be published UA campaign.
Adam – Mike –  Optimistic prosthetic wearing All-Mart employee trying to contain the store’s weirdness.
Ian – Darby – Works at the All-Mart to uncover what caused her college friend’s death.
Vince – Ann – Ann took up a job at the All-Mart in the hopes that she might find her creator (psst Ann is a robot)
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Episode 32 – Termination Shock Kickstarter

Termination Shock

Acclaimed game designer and author Greg Stolze drops in to discuss his newest RPG projects, Termination Shock which is currently kickstarting through December 25th, and a standalone version of Arc Dream’s Grim War.

Please swing by the Kickstarter page and check out Termination Shock.

Also, check out the Stolze’s  Termination Shock actual play campaign.

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Episode 31 – Role Playing Problematic Characters

Problematic Character Type

We all can’t be paladins. 
Stemming from a recent debate among RPX members over a potential Delta Green scenario, in episode we discuss playing problematic characters and/or character types. 
Areas of Discussion: Problematic characters, Game-specific problematic characters, Role playing difficulties, The role of genre on character.
Shout outs: 
Vince recently had an article published on Aeon.  Be sure to stop by  and check out his article Gamified Life

Don’t click this link.

Episode 30 – Post Gen Con 2018

It took us nearly a month to recover, but the Roleplaying Exchange is back with our rather lengthy post-Gen Con episode.  Join us as Adam, Chris, Daniel, Laura M., Patrick, and Sean discuss their Gen Con 2018 experiences.
 
SWAG Discussed:  
Psst… We have a super-secret Patreon page. It is super-secret because Adam accidentally flagged it as adult content. So until Patreon reviews our account and determines that our nudes are in fact *tasteful* (j/k), you can only find this page through the links we post. Go ahead join. Tell your friends you supported RPX before they sold out and went mainstream.

Episode 27- Atypical Scenarios

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; you meet in a tavern…. Today on the Roleplaying Exchange we discuss atypical ways to play tabletop games.

 

Areas of Discussion: Typical vs. Atypical scenarios, what makes a scenario atypical, framing, player by-in, Prey, Bat Man Arkham City, Far Cry 5, Confused Bi-Product of a Misinformed Culture

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Episode 23: Unknown Armies

Unknown Armies is “An occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world.” Need more?  Well you’re in luck, the broken people over at the Roleplaying Exchange are here to help.  In this episode, we explore the setting and mechanics of Unknown Armies.

Areas of Discussion: Unknown Armies, The Cat Lady, Warriors, Flavortown, Statosphere

 

Episode 22: Becoming A More Active Player/GM

Have you ever found your mind wandering while at the table?  Does your podcasting co-host constantly play with his fidget spinner while you’re recording?  If so then this is the RPX episode for you.  Join us as we discuss techniques to both plays and game master focus at the table.

Areas of Discussion: being an active player, note taking, including all player characters in on the action, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Evil Within 2 (and Noah’s Twitch stream), and a few other things we got distracted and forgot to mention.

 

Episode 19: Pre Gen Con 2017

Adam and Patrick sit down to talk about their upcoming trip to Gen Con 50 while Chris sulks in the corner.

Area of discussion: Gen Con, Planning for Gen Con, Fun Things to do while at Gen Con. Persona 5, Tim Power’s On Stranger TidesEdgar Cantero‘s Meddling Kids: A Novel, Knifepoint Horror podcast, and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities.